Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting

ISSN - 2332-2594

Gizaw W

Oromia Agriculture Research Institute, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Spatio-temporal Variation in Area of Production, Number of Holders and Productivity of Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) and Khat (Khat edulis L.) in West and East Hararghe Zone, Eastern Ethiopia
    Author(s): Gizaw W*

    Coffee and Khat are the major cash crop in Ethiopia. To undertake the study secondary data was collected from Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia for 10 years. Mann-Kendall’s was used to test the trend. The result of the study indicated that Khat production has been dramatically expanding in both Hararghe zone regard to both Khat production area and number of small holders. Besides, the result indicated increasing trend for Khat productivity in west Hararghe zone; but decreasing trend in east Hararghe zone. In west Hararghe zone coffee production area and number of holders had showed decreasing trend. However, in east Hararghe zone coffee production area had showed increasing trend by factor of 2200 ha/year; whereas, number of holders had showed significant increasing trend. Comparing year of production 2006/2007 with 2019/2020 Khat area coverage had incr.. Read More»

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